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Smelly 'corpse flower' attracts visitors

 

A blooming Titan Arum (amorphophallus titanum) is pictured in the botanical garden of the university of Basel, in Basel, Switzerland, Friday, April 22, 2011. Thousands of plant lovers have flocked to the northern Swiss city of Basel to see a giant, stinky flower bloom for the first time in 17 years. The Basel Botanical Gardens expects 10,000 people to see its amorphophallus titanum, or corpse flower, in full glory before the bloom wilts late Saturday or Sunday.(AP-Yonhap News)
A blooming Titan Arum (amorphophallus titanum) is pictured in the botanical garden of the university of Basel, in Basel, Switzerland, Friday, April 22, 2011. Thousands of plant lovers have flocked to the northern Swiss city of Basel to see a giant, stinky flower bloom for the first time in 17 years. The Basel Botanical Gardens expects 10,000 people to see its amorphophallus titanum, or corpse flower, in full glory before the bloom wilts late Saturday or Sunday.(AP-Yonhap News)



Visitors look at a blooming Titan Arum (amorphophallus titanum), pictured in the botanical garden of the university of Basel, in Basel, Switzerland, Saturday, April 23, 2011. (AP-Yonhap News)
Visitors look at a blooming Titan Arum (amorphophallus titanum), pictured in the botanical garden of the university of Basel, in Basel, Switzerland, Saturday, April 23, 2011. (AP-Yonhap News)
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